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Secure E7y Nomadic Toolbox - an emergency community network when everything is down (updated with links in the slides)

Harish Pillay

March 15, 2015

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  1. Brief History • Established in June 2011 • It is

    registered as a society under the Societies Act of Singapore. • Membership growth has been slow but steady and it stands at about 50
  2. Seminars, Advocacy • Participated and commented on: • Licensing of

    blogs and online commentaries • The sharing economy issues around “archaic” regulations • IoT – Standards making with the IT Standards Committee and building awareness • Changes to the Singapore Copyright Act – came into force in January 2015: • CNA: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/trade-association-aims- to/1586388.html • SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/official938live1/digital-privacy
  3. IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) • ISOC SG participated

    in the bidding process for the creation of the ICG Secretariat for the transition of IANA in September 2014 • After many rounds of discussions and presentations, we were awarded the ICG Secretariat role • We are particularly proud of this appointment
  4. Activities for 2015 • “Secure E7y Nomadic Toolbox” or e7ytoolbox

    workshop to create a self-sustaining Internet when all established connections are “destroyed” - at FOSSAsia March 2015 • “Issues around harassment in a online realms” seminar - tba • “Duty of Care” seminar – March 21 2015 • IoT Asia conference – April 2015 • Tamil Internet conference – May/June 2015
  5. Isaac Asimov's Incredible Vision (exerpt from interview in 1988 with

    Bill Moyers) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZmFEFO72gA
  6. "Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what

    you accept from others." (RFC 793)
  7. But this principle might need some refinement for today's networks

    (see Eric Allman's ACM commentary - http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2011/8/114933-the-robustness-principle- reconsidered/fulltext )
  8. The Start of a Laundry List • Computers – desktops,

    laptops, tablets • Software – It MUST be Free and Open Source Software, or at the very least reverse engineered closed software • Wires, wiring tools • Antennae • Power systems: rechargeable batteries, power generators (diesel, natural gas, solar)
  9. Some Principles To Consider I. It must be built securely,

    or if it is not possible, know that it is not secure II. Must be able to be used by the majority of people III. Must be buildable using tools that are generally available IV. Little or NO restrictions on sharing of code, hardware design etc. V. No SPOF – Single Point Of Failure